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Cameroon : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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    Saturday december 16, 2023Christmas holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday december 25, 2023Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday january 1, 2024New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday january 3, 2024Christmas holiday (end)School holidays
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    Friday january 26, 2024SIARCTradeshows
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    Sunday february 11, 2024Day of YouthSecular holiday
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    Monday february 12, 2024Day of YouthSecular holiday
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Sunday february 18, 2024Ascension du Mont CamerounSports events
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday march 10, 2024Tour du CamerounSports events
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    Monday march 18, 2024Shrove Monday/Green Mondaycards/flowers
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    Monday march 25, 2024Greek National Daycards/flowers
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    Thursday march 28, 2024Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024KoritéMuslim, Sufi
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    Monday april 15, 2024Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labour DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Ascension holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 9, 2024AscensionCatholic or protestant
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    Monday may 13, 2024Ascension holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday may 20, 2024National HolidayNational Day
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    Sunday may 26, 2024Mother's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Christmas holiday (beginning)

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    Saturday december 16, 2023
    School holidays :

    Christmas Day

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    Monday december 25, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    New Year's Day

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    Monday january 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Christmas holiday (end)

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    Wednesday january 3, 2024
    School holidays : Http://www.minesec.gov.cm
    Official calendar gazetted by the Ministry

    Schooling is mandatory till age 12
    schools remain open on Saturday
    number of instructional weeks: 36
    Number of instructional hours: 1260
    Maximum amout of pupils by class: 60
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till Oct 2024

    Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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    SIARC

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    Friday january 26, 2024
    Tradeshows : Lasts 1 week - in Yaoundé articraft 2024 edition NOT confirmed

    Day of Youth

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    Sunday february 11, 2024
    Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Day of Youth

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    Monday february 12, 2024
    Secular holiday : Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Ascension du Mont Cameroun

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    Sunday february 18, 2024
    Sports events : 2023 edition confirmed

    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Culture : Considered a bank holiday by most women and schools in Cameroon.

    Tour du Cameroun

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    Sunday march 10, 2024
    Sports events : Cycling 2023 edition confirmed

    Shrove Monday/Green Monday

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    Monday march 18, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Greek National Day

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    cards/flowers :

    Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday march 28, 2024
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    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Korité

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Djoulde Soumae, end of Ramadan

    Mid-term holiday (end)

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    Monday april 15, 2024
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    Labour Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Ascension holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
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    Ascension

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : Forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday. After his resurrection, Jesus appeared before his disciples and gathered them to tell them to baptize and spread the good word. He then ascended to heaven on a cloud.

    Ascension holiday (end)

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    Monday may 13, 2024
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    National Holiday

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    Monday may 20, 2024
    Secular holiday : Constitution ratified in 1972 Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    Mother's Day

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    Sunday may 26, 2024
    cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation.

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia.